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You’re busy. You have things to do! We respect that. So, we've made the process of enrolling with us easy, in five simple steps!

If you want to print a copy to keep, download our New Student Checklist here.

1. Complete an Application for Admission
When you’re ready to get started, simply apply online with our convenient digital application at Prefer in-person interaction? Stop by one of our campus locations and meet with our Admissions staff. We’re always glad to see you and happy to help.

If you are a student with a learning disability, medical condition, sensory impairment, psychological condition (including ADD/ADHD) or you had an IEP in high school, make an appointment with the Office of Accessibility:

Springfield Beavercreek
937.328.6019 937.429.7155
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Questions on the application? Contact Admissions at 937.328.6028 or email them.

You may be eligible for help with completion of your FAFSA and placement tests.

2. Apply for Financial Aid

Need help paying for college or want to apply for a scholarship? Just complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application online at Once that’s submitted, your award notification will be emailed to you and you can meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss grant and loan options. Easily keep track of your progress with our Financial Aid ChecklistClark State’s FAFSA school code is 004852.

Questions on Financial Aid? Contact one of our Financial Aid offices below.

Springfield Beavercreek Bellefontaine
937.328.6034 937.429.8912 937.328.6484
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3. Send Your Transcripts

If you’ve attended regionally accredited colleges other than Clark State, request that your transcripts be sent to us. If your previous college credits allow you to bypass the placement tests (college-level English and math), an unofficial copy of your transcript may be used for the first semester only. To register for subsequent semesters and to have transfer credits evaluated, you must provide an official copy of your transcript.

Transcript evaluation can take up to six (6) weeks. Once it is complete, you will receive an e-mail notification, and you can view your transferred credits via Student Planning on the student portal. Visit for test information and sample questions.

Send all transcripts to: Clark State Admissions Office, P.O. Box 570, Springfield, OH 45501.
Transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope in order to be cons
idered official.

4. Take the Placement Tests
You must take placement tests, unless you have previous college credits in English and math or adequate ACT/SAT scores. You must bring your acceptance letter and a valid photo ID when you come in to take the tests. Remote testing is available if you are an online student and you do not live near one of the Clark State campuses. If you have a documented disability (either a physical or learning disability) and need special accommodations for taking the placement test, make prior arrangements with the Office of Accessibility.

Visit for test information and sample questions.
For additional information contact your Clark State campus location.

5. Schedule and Attend New Student Orientation
New student orientation gets you up to speed on college life. From meeting with your Success Coach to getting familiar with our campus, New Student Orientation is a must! Register online for a New Student Orientation or call to reserve your seat. Online orientation is also available.

Schedule your New Student Orientation here!

For additional information contact your Clark State campus location.

You must bring your acceptance letter and a valid photo ID when you come to orientation on campus.

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